The Carolina Panthers are hoping to get star running back Christian McCaffrey back this Sunday against Kansas City. McCaffrey has not played since Week 2 due to an ankle injury.
McCaffrey returned to practice last week but wasn’t healthy enough to be active for Thursday night’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons. He could be ready to go this weekend though, provided he continues to heal.
First-year Panthers head coach Matt Rhule told reporters that McCaffrey has looked like himself since returning to the team.
“He looked like Christian. He looked good, sharp. We’ll see how his body responds,” Rhule said via Joe Person of The Athletic.
Matt Rhule on Christian McCaffrey: "He looked like Christian. He looked good, sharp. We'll see how his body responds. … This is his first padded day, we'll see how it responds to the duress."
— Joe Person (@josephperson) November 4, 2020
McCaffrey rushed for 156 yards and four touchdowns on 41 carries in the first two games of the 2020 season. In his absence, Mike Davis has performed well for Carolina.
The Panthers (3-5) will take on the 7-1 Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. Carolina has lost three straight games, while the defending Super Bowl champions have won three in a row.